About the Programme
Fondation Botnar have launched a call for innovative proposals that aim to leverage data and frontier technologies to create rapid impact for and with young people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Young people (those between the ages of 10-24) should be central actors in shaping the world they live in. They are some of the earliest adopters of new digital applications, and we believe there is an untapped potential of frontier technologies to address their health and wellbeing, increasing their resilience and transforming cities into healthy and safe environments where young people can thrive.
We act as a catalyst, connecting diverse partners and investing in bold, innovative, scalable and high-impact artificial intelligence (AI) and digital approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in growing urban environments around the world. We see ourselves as taking a catalytic role in funding projects that ensure young people can realise the fullest of their potential, both for themselves and the future of their communities.
Against this backdrop, we are inviting for truly pioneering implementation project proposals that leverage this combined potential of frontier technologies, including artificial intelligence, innovative digital tools, and data-based platforms to advance the health and wellbeing of young people living in cities in low- and middle-income countries. The thematic areas for this call are:
- Data-driven preventative interventions that address the social, environmental and behavioral determinants of health and wellbeing, and
- Inclusive and participatory learning in the 21st century.
- Preventative and data-driven interventions that address the social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health and wellbeing
- Inclusive and participatory learning in the 21st century
- Geographical focus areas for this call are urban environments in Romania, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, India (Rajasthan or Odisha), Vietnam, Colombia, Ecuador or Indonesia.
- Projects having multiple implementation sites should have at least 50% of the budget dedicated to implementation in one or more of the above countries or states. Projects targeting implementation in rapidly growing secondary cities will be preferred.
- It is also crucial that your work is in line with Fondation Botnar’s principles.
The proposals are expected to have a minimum funding volume of CHF 200,000 and a duration of between two to five years. The total available amount available for this call is CHF 10 million.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply through this link.
- 17 February 2020 12pm CET: Application submissions open
- 14 April 2020 3pm CET: Deadline for applications